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Nepalese

[ nep-uh-leez, -lees ]
/ ˌnɛp əˈliz, -ˈlis /
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adjective

of or relating to Nepal, its inhabitants, or their language.

noun, plural Nep·a·lese for 2.

a native or inhabitant of Nepal.

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Origin of Nepalese

First recorded in 1810–20; Nepal + -ese

Words nearby Nepalese

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British Dictionary definitions for Nepalese

Nepalese
/ (ˌnɛpəˈliːz) /

adjective

of or relating to Nepal or its inhabitants

noun plural -ese

a native or inhabitant of Nepal
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